Portland Opera's 2005-06 Season to Feature Nixon in China

Classic Arts News   Portland Opera's 2005-06 Season to Feature Nixon in China
Oregon's Portland Opera will give the local premiere of John Adams' Nixon in China during its 2005-06 season, the company announced.

The season will also include a new production of Verdi's Macbeth, directed by Christopher Mattaliano, the company's general director, and conducted by New York City Opera music director George Manahan.

Nixon in China, a co-production with Houston Grand Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Minnesota Opera, and Chicago Opera Theater, will be directed by Ken Newbury. Robert Orth plays the title role, with Nancy Allen Lundy as Pat Nixon.

Also on the schedule are Puccini's Tosca and Mozart's Don Giovanni, part of Portland's cross-disciplinary "Month of Mozart" festival celebrating the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. In addition, the company will debut a new 200-seat space with a production of Britten's The Rape of Lucretia.

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